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In case you missed it, last week, a sinister silhouette caused concern beneath the Connecticut sky.

Construction was underway in the town of New Britain, at Central Connecticut State University.

Someone at the work site had a patriotic bent.

Hence, in honor of Memorial Day, they crane-hoisted an American flag.

Loops are often useful in erection, so at the end of the banner-bearing cable dangled the oval shape of curved, steel wire.

Central Connecticut State University’s NAACP chapter took offense to a “noose” near an American flag hanging from a construction crane for Memorial Day.https://t.co/lzVxL6M9ys

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 1, 2021

A witness observed the geometry and was jolted. They notified the Powers That Be.

That elicited a campus-wide email from school President Zulma Toro, which was obtained by Campus Reform.

“Early this evening,” she wrote Monday, “we received a complaint about a possible noose found hanging from a construction site on the CCSU campus.”


“Campus Police…investigated and found that it was not a noose but a standard steel cable loop hanging from a crane.”

Zulma explained, “A construction crew working on campus hung an American flag from the crane’s cable to recognize Memorial Day.”

The president pointed out that cranes frequently employ steel cables with loops.

However, she noted there’d also been noose news at a construction site nearby.

From Hartford’s Fox61, May 28th:

Protesters marched to the construction site of an Amazon warehouse in Windsor on Friday, demanding answers after several nooses were found. An eighth noose was found this week, prompting the site to shut down twice in a week.

“One is more than enough. The fact that they haven’t found this person, I believe that there are people there who know who did it,” said Michael Oretade of BLM 860.

The protesters called on Amazon to do more to find the person or people responsible for leaving the nooses.

Between that fiasco and the Star and Stripes scare, Zulma decided enough’s enough.

In her email, she condemned the flagrant flag-raisers — for being “tone deaf”:

“Quite frankly, I think it is reckless and

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